5 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.1%) at 15,256 as of Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,353 issues advancing vs. 1,578 declining with 107 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De ( SBS), down 4.58, and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), down 2.36.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA ( EOC) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA is down $0.67 (-1.4%) to $46.30 on light volume Thus far, 31,284 shares of Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 96,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.09-$47.20 after having opened the day at $47.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.97.

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A., an electricity utility company, engages in the generation and transmission of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It produces electricity through hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power sources. Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA Ratings Report now.

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